Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Celebration of a life: Shirley Ann, January 4, 1937 - November 28, 2007

Sharp tongue. Soft heart. "Whatcha doin'?" Avid reader. Creative sewer. Loved her coffee, but none of that fancy stuff for her - just give her some Folgers, black. Adventurous spirit. Married her high school sweetheart, happily together for 52 years! Family link. Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Sassy chick!

"Recently a young mother asked for advice. What, she wanted to know, was she to do with a 7-year-old who was obstreperous, outspoken, and inconveniently willful? 'Keep her,' I replied.... The suffragettes refused to be polite in demanding what they wanted or grateful for getting what they deserved. Works for me." -- Anna Quindlen

What do I do with a mother-in-law who is obstreperous, outspoken, and inconveniently willful? KEEP HER. I'll miss you, "Mom."

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